Appleby Primary School

Appleby Primary School

Mrs Hearn & Mrs Umpleby

Welcome to Reception Class.

Summer Term 2021

All the children have settled in very well, are happy at school and learning lots!


Last term was very busy and a lot of fun. We are still following ‘in the moment planning’ which has led to a huge variety of activities; building marble runs, creating car tracks, baking and cooking, investigating habitats, woodwork and lots of storytelling and role play, to mention but a few. 


The children have had great times exploring the woods and will continue to go each week. They love the rope ladder and the freedom to create, explore, investigate and learn. Please provide warm, named and waterproof clothes, as we do go out whatever the weather.

In the Summer Term, we will continue to work by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside in our lovely setting.


Reading: Mrs Poole is really enjoying hearing all the children read and will continue to provide individual learning. In class we will continue to focus on letters and sounds, recognising the letters and their sounds and reading simple words and captions.  Please help your child learn and recognise the letters and sounds and share the books they bring home. Hearing your child read most days at home will really help them progress.


Writing: Our letters and sounds work also supports the children’s writing. Please remember to use a pre-cursive style with your children at home. Can you write cards, make books, write captions and shopping lists with your child?


Numeracy: We will continue to focus on numbers to 20 (and greater if the children are ready). Please help your children to recognise numbers in the environment as well as solve simple problems such as counting out the correct amount of cutlery when setting the table or sharing out treats or fruit equally.


Please look at the documents below if you would like ideas of how to support your child’s learning.


Thank you to all our parents for their help and support with reading, name writing and other areas of the curriculum. And last but certainly not least for naming your child’s clothes! Please do ensure all your child’s clothes are named.

Your child's education and happiness is very important to us so please come and talk to us about your child's needs, interests, and achievements at home. 


Learning through play

Physical Development

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